Thursday, June 4, 2009

Winner, Winner, Winner!

Where to begin?
Well, I flew back to Utah on May 10th in search of a job teaching in an elementary school in the Alpine School District. I had two interviews on the 11th and really thought I would get one of them. My plan was to interview, find out I had the job, and fly back to Philadelphia all within the week. I knew I had high hopes considering every place I had interviewed has had several hundred applicants per open position. I really thought I was going to get the job at Highland Elementary because the principal told me that he was impressed by me and I felt really good about my interview. So, I waited a few days and found out that I didn't get either job.

To make a long story short, after applying for 27 positions, interviewing at 6 different schools, and living out of my suitcase for three weeks, I HAVE A JOB teaching 1st grade at Ridgeline Elementary starting this fall! In the past years the district has been short teachers, but this year is completely different. I think less people are retiring and more people are coming back to teach. There were 700 people who applied for the first grade opening at Ridgeline and they interviewed 10 of those 700 people. I was one of those 10 lucky ones thanks to Mrs. Dajany, the teacher I student taught for. I first had an interview with Ridgeline's principal and then I had an interview with all 6 of the other first grade teacher's at Ridgeline. I had heard from two different teacher's at Ridgeline that they already had somebody in mind for this position and to not waste my time even interviewing there. So, walking into the interview I didn't even know if I had a chance, but I did it anyway. Lucky for me I was hired for the position! I am pretty excited to say the least! I really didn't know if I would even have a chance teaching this fall.

I had a fun time in Utah even though I had to live without Kory for 3 weeks. I was able to hang out with some of my SUU friends, go to a baby shower, see a friend and a cousin's new baby, go to the parade of homes, go camping/4-wheeling with my family at fish lake, shop for my new classroom, and the list goes on.





14 comments:

Jennie Z said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is fantastic news. It sounds like it was a hard job to get. You should be proud!! Tell me where Ridgeline is. We have been gone from Utah for way too many years(7 I think). Now you get to take on all of the stress of planning your first year of teaching!

Landon and Kelsi said...

Holy cow yay!! That is so fun and you might just be the cutest first grade teacher I have ever seen! Seriously, all the kids are going to want you as their teacher! Good luck with everything.

Jake and Bryton said...

yay! sounds like you are the perfect fit :) your first graders are going to love you!

Nelly said...

Yeah!!!!! That is so awesome-good job! You will be the best 1st grade teacher there! Congrats!

Tyler and Sunni said...

Hey congrats on the new job! I taught first grade for a year and it was not easy. You will be great at it...good luck!

Tinkerbell said...

Congrats!!! we are so excited for you! you will do great! Looks like you and your mom picked out some good camping stuff! It was really fun to run into you at wal-mart while you were in town, but I'm happy you get to be with your hubby again!
Love Rachel and Aaron Seitzinger

Jonathan and Janessa said...

Congrats on your teaching job. That's exciting! You'll be a fun teacher.

Sophia said...

Congrats!! you will be such a great teacher! I am SO happy for you.

Ann Mitchell said...

As you begin teaching, always remember your beloved 5th grade teacher!!! And, you'd better join AEA!!! (Alpine Education Association)
See you at the "New Teacher Luncheon" in August!

Brian and Julie Johnson said...

I'm still so excited for you! Congratulations! I'm excited for you to come back in August!

~*Mom2twins*~ said...

WELL CONGRATS! IM SURE YOU WILL BE SUCH A GOOD TEACHER! OH HOW FUN!

Mel said...

that si so exciting that you found a job that quick! You'll have so much fun there. My mom works there now so i'm sure you'll meet her. But she loves and so I hope you will too!

Abbee said...

That is so exciting!!!! I'm so happy for you! the job searching is so frustrating, i hope i get a job soon haha im dieing here trying to find one :) but congrats that is so awesome, you will be such a great teacher!

Woody said...

Way to go Marianne! How fun that you get to teach at the same school as Megan!